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World Amnesty International offices in India raided by federal police

22:25  15 november  2019
22:25  15 november  2019 Source:   aljazeera.com

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India 's federal investigation agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), has raided the local offices of human rights group Amnesty International in an The raids were conducted at Amnesty International 's offices in Bengaluru and New Delhi after the CBI registered a case against the group

India 's federal investigating agency raided the local offices of human rights group Amnesty International on Friday, the Central Bureau of Investigation said, in a probe into alleged violations of foreign funding rules.

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India's federal investigating agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), has raided the local offices of human rights group, Amnesty International, in a probe into alleged violations of foreign funding rules.

"It was alleged that the provision of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act 2010 and Indian Penal Code were contravened," the CBI said in a statement, adding that the Indian arm received contributions from Amnesty International UK despite government restrictions.

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MUMBAI — India ’s federal investigating agency raided the local offices of human rights group Amnesty International on Friday, the Central Bureau of Investigation said, in a probe into alleged violations of foreign funding rules.

India ‘s federal investigation agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), has raided the local offices of human rights group Amnesty International in an The raids were conducted at Amnesty International ’s offices in Bengaluru and New Delhi after the CBI registered a case against the group

The raids were conducted at Amnesty International's offices in Bengaluru and New Delhi after the CBI registered a case against the group based on a complaint from India's Home Ministry, the statement added.

Amnesty, which has criticised some actions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist government in the past, was also accused of violations of foreign funding rules last year.

'Pattern of harassment'

"Over the past year, a pattern of harassment has emerged every time Amnesty International India stands up and speaks out against human rights violations in India," the group said in a statement.

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Amnesty accused Modi's government of violating human rights in India-administered Kashmir after it revoked the constitutional autonomy of the disputed state in August and came down heavily on protesters in the aftermath.

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Amnesty International on Friday accused the Indian government of seeking to "instill fear" among rights groups after police raided one of its offices over alleged violations of foreign funding rules. Enforcement Directorate investigators searched the Amnesty office in the southern city of Bangalore

Police raid - Representational image. India 's federal investigation agency raided the offices of international human rights watchdog Amnesty International over alleged irregularities regarding foreign funding. The raids were held in the Bengaluru and New Delhi offices of Amnesty on Friday.

The rights group also criticised the government's recent move to revoke the overseas Indian citizenship of British writer Aatish Taseer, calling it "discrimination based on gender and ethnic or national origin".

India has tightened surveillance of non-profit organisations in the country since Modi took power in 2014, with thousands of civil society groups having their licences to receive foreign donations cancelled or suspended.

India's financial crime investigating agency, the Enforcement Directorate (ED), froze bank accounts of environmental watchdog Greenpeace India last year, forcing the organisation to cut its staff to a bare minimum.

Amnesty International India office was raided and its bank accounts frozen by the ED last year.

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